Roseann Sdoia lost her right leg in the horrific bombings that shook Boston on the day of the Boston Marathon. Shrapnel, blood, explosions, debris and people in pain were everywhere. Every day since the marathon, she has had to cope with all of her own pain and suffering, as well as the pain that other victims felt. Miraculously, that hasn’t stopped her one bit.

More than 2 months after the disaster, this 45 year-old amputee is learning how to walk with an artificial leg. Her right leg was amputated above the knee. Ever since she lost the leg, she has fought hard against her disability. She didn’t want to be pushed around in a chair… she wanted to WALK.

Roseann Sdoia learns to walk with her new leg.

Roseann Sdoia learns to walk with her new leg.

She looks at herself, finally standing, in the mirror.

She looks at herself, finally standing, in the mirror.

The recovery has been a long one for Roseann.

The recovery has been a long one for Roseann.

But she has never given up.

But she has never given up.

Her friends, family and doctors have given her amazing support.

Her friends, family and doctors have given her amazing support.

Even when times were hard.

Even when times were hard.

Roseann shows us what “strong” really looks like.

Roseann shows us what "strong" really looks like.

Soon she will be out and on her own with the artificial leg. Her determination is so inspiring. Nothing can stop you if you have enough drive.

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